Table 2 Sensitivities and specificities at different PAWS trigger values
PAWS scoreSensitivity (%) (95% CI)Specificity (%) (95% CI)
⩾191 (79.2 to 97.6)51 (36.3 to 65.6)
⩾283 (68.6 to 92.2)65 (50.4 to 78.3)
⩾370 (54.2 to 82.3)90 (77.8 to 96.6)
⩾463 (47.6 to 76.8)94 (83.1 to 98.7)
⩾554 (39.0 to 69.1)98 (89.1 to 99.9)
⩾637 (23.1 to 52.5)98 (89.1 to 99.9)
  • CI, confidence interval; PAWS, Paediatric Advanced Warning Score.